Fox-IT: gang cybercriminals stole $ 100 million




A gang of cyber criminals has plundered using its own version of the Zeus malware hundred million dollars from bank accounts. According to research by the Dutch security company Fox-IT and collaboration with Crowd Strike and the FBI.

The botnet gang was removed last year from the air, but the extent of the harm they caused the cybercriminals had not yet known. The attackers used its own variation on the well-known Zeus malware, which they have dubbed Zeus Game Over.

In addition to the hundred million dollars – around 92 million – which made the attackers loot from bank accounts around the world, they have also captured some 20 to 30 gigabytes of data. The group would include broken into the computers of intelligence services in Turkey, Georgia and Ukraine. Which reported the researchers at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

The figures of Fox-IT Crowd Strike and the FBI seems the botnet that criminals used comprised approximately 200,000 nodes. When the gang who called themselves the “Business Club” were fifty people active. At the head of one of the two leaders of the club, Evgeniy Bogachev, is already longer a cost of three million dollars. It is unlikely that he is arrested; he would be in Russia, under the patronage of the government there.

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